Slick thieves steal vehicle right out of woman’s driveway in Virginia Beach 

Posted at 12:42 AM, Oct 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-28 09:02:56-04

Virginia Beach, Va. - Without making any noise, two thieves were able to back a car right out of the driveway of Ciara Freeman`s Westhaven Crescent home and take off.

The theft was captured on a neighbor`s security camera.

“How mad were you when you saw those people on camera,” asked NewsChannel 3’s Erica Greenway.

“Oh, I was just furious because they just hopped in my car and rolled off as if it was theirs,” says Freeman.

It happened around 3 a.m. on Monday.

Freeman made the discovery when she woke up that morning.

“I panicked. I didn`t know what was going on,” says Freeman.

After checking with neighbors who have security cameras, it didn`t take long to figure it out.

Mel Plummer shared a video from his camera.

“It makes me very angry. I mean, everybody out here is working hard trying to keep the area safe and look out for each other,” says Plummer.

Freeman says it`s all the more frustrating that it was so easy for the thieves.

Unfortunately, she says the car must have been unlocked because they were able to get in without the alarm going off and once inside, they found the valet key in the center console.

Freeman says her toddler may have unlocked it playing with the keyless entry remote.

She also forgot to bring the spare key inside after getting the car cleaned.

“That was just the perfect night.  They just so happened to get the right night,” says Freeman.

But now she's hoping the community can help police put a stop to these thieves’ joyride so she can get her car back as well as her sense of security.

“For me to have to live here knowing that someone was that close to possibly breaking in, kind of scary,” says Freeman.

Several other people have reported having items taken out of their cars as well that night.

The car that was stolen is a black Honda Accord with license plate XBD-3884.

If you have any information about the thefts, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.